The Statesville Police Department was called to the scene just after the accident occurred. According to reports from police, Zarrie Edward James was riding a dirt bike on Alexander when he was hit by a Volkswagen Touareg. The Touareg was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when the collision took place. After the crash, the driver of the Touareg left the scene and continued traveling eastbound on Alexander. The car then struck a gas pipeline and a tree before coming to rest near a residence in the 800 block of Alexander. The driver then fled the scene on foot.
James suffered critical injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to the injuries. There is no word on the cause of the accident at this time.
The Statesville Police Department is still looking for the suspect. The car was described as having a North Carolina license plate number FLK 5153. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Statesville Police Department at (704) 878-3406. There is no additional information on the crash at this time.
We offer our most sincere condolences to the family of Zarrie James following this tragic fatal accident in Statesville.
Fatal Traffic Accidents in North Carolina
A traffic accident in North Carolina has the potential to be a life-changing event for victims. Every day, there are motorists who are killed or seriously injured due to accidents on our roadways. Many of these accidents are caused by negligent drivers who fail to pay attention to the road or do not obey traffic and safety rules. These drivers are unfortunately quite prevalent in our state and their reckless actions can lead to negative outcomes.
Under North Carolina law, injury victims can receive compensation if they have been injured in a crash that was not their fault. There are many potential types of compensation available but generally speaking, pain and suffering, lost wages, and payment of funeral and medical costs are included in a North Carolina personal injury lawsuit. It is important to have a full and complete understanding of your legal rights. As soon as possible following the accident, you should contact a skilled North Carolina personal injury lawyer to help you navigate the complexities of our legal system. Most North Carolina car accident claims are too complex to be adequately handled on your own or with an inexperienced lawyer.
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